I love sheep! They have the power to cheer me up and lift my spirits. I don't know how it happens, nor why, but to me they are the best anti-depressant remedy, I really must relocate to the countryside as soon as possible! Has anyone out there a farm to rent or sell, preferably in the UK,...I am not joking! My ultimate luxury is to have only cows and sheep as neighbours! Consider this post as an SOS!
She is always on the lookout for anything edible, she is a small scale tiger, a true hunter. I think she is the reincarnation of a rubgy player: when she sees someone walking, she starts running and in her own way "tackles", by crashing into the person's legs! Once she did "tackle" me while I was crouching to take a photo, needless to say that she crushed onto my "derriere"! She is such a character!
While we were on holiday at the beautiful Owl Cottage in Derbyshire, Mumsy decided to get some lovely multi coloured yarn and crochet a pair of fingerless gloves for our friend Pat who often works outdoors on her farm.
I love experimenting and I often try to shoot suggestive blurred shots; the slightly out of focus effect and the sense of movement add to the overall spooky mood on a winter afternoon, before dusk sets in.
I found in the pocket of my coat a candy wrapping, I put it in front of the camera lens and started taking photos. I got carried away and I possibly took too many shots! I was so excited that I didn't mind the biting cold on my hands, (I left the gloves behind at the cottage). I will do some very strict editing and select only the very best photos, most of them have something surreal, spooky and dream-like about them that I find spellbinding!
...and I got plenty during my xmas holidays. I am back with a trillion photos to share. Many thanks to all those that have stopped by while I was away. I hope you all had a wonderful xmas and a great start of 2010. Very best wishes for a happy, creative, prosperous new year full of love, laughters and joy!